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Lot 96

Dutch Landscape, after the 17th Century genre, With a Later San Francisco Gilded Age History

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
Dutch Landscape, after the 17th Century genre, With a Later San Francisco Gilded Age History
A round stone tower overlooking a lively port scene with boats laden with barrels, a row of warehouses on the far side all under a big sky with sun lit cumulus clouds.
65in. w. 96in h
Condition: 6in. tear l/r, 3in. tear u/r, 2in tear u/l
o/c on board.
Provenance: This panel was originally installed in 1780 in the Manor House of Acton Park Estate, Wrexham, Wales by Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Baron of Acton Park
.As the Manor was remodeled and reduced in 1880's the panels were purchased by an American Gilded Age Financial Baron, William F. Babcock and installed in the newly built mansion on Broadway St. home of Alice Babcock, built for her wedding in 1880. by her father, William F. Babcock,
William F. Babcock was the Director of Spring Valley Water Company, the monopoly water provider for San Francisco 1860-1930.
The home has a further connection to a local Gilded Age Comstock Silver Baron, James Flood. Flood purchased the land on Broadway from Alice Babcock for his home and she agreed to move her house two blocks to 2828 Vallejo St, where it still stands.

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